faith in action

Church and Society Welcomes New Washington, D.C. Summer Intern

Charlie Hatch from North Carolina is currently a Master in Divinity and Master in Public Policy dual-degree student at Duke University Divinity School seeking ordination in The United Methodist Church.

Charlie Hatch 2024 Intern

Hello! My name is Charlie Hatch (she/they) and I am the summer intern from Duke Divinity. Throughout the summer, I will work with Rev. Camille Henderson-Edwards, Director for Economic, Health and Gender Justice, and Rev. Kendal L. McBroom, Director of Civil and Human Rights.

I am currently a Master in Divinity and Master in Public Policy dual-degree student seeking ordination in the United Methodist Church. While I am not sure which order to pursue, I know I want to work in spaces that advocate for progressive policies either at a state or national level while also being involved at a conference and denominational level.

I found this love in my home state of North Carolina and in the North Carolina Conference. My home church, First UMC Mount Olive, and the North Carolina Conference Youth fostered an environment that helped me grow as a person, advocate, and United Methodist.

As a pastor’s child, I grew up surrounded with amazing clergy women as role models who advocated for marginalized communities in as many ways as they possibly could both in and out of the church. I served as a student leader in the North Carolina Conference in high school and got to witness the beautiful work of the North Carolina Board of Church and Society in establishing the NC Immigration Law and Justice Center. When I visited GBCS in high school, I fell in love with their ministry advocating for policies for the betterment of all of God’s children.

During my time at GBCS, I look forward to seeing this beautiful advocacy at work in collaboration with other organizations on Capitol Hill and beyond.